How long does it take to turn waste into soil, compost and worm castings in a Subpod?
It will take around 17 to 22 weeks to convert waste to soil, compost and worm castings (for a full Subpod).
It takes around five weeks for each level, and then once it gets to the third level you leave it to sit for two weeks.
If you would like to harvest some worm castings sooner than 17 weeks, then stop feeding one side of your Subpod after five weeks, while continuing to feed the other side of the compost bay.
After waiting an additional two weeks you can harvest the castings from the side you’ve not been adding food to.
After harvesting, spread the castings evenly between the two bays.
How much worm castings are produced per Subpod? / What is the volume of worm castings per Subpod?
The amount of worm castings will vary depending on your food scrap wastage. If you add 30 litres of food to the Subpod weekly, then it will take approximately 6 months to generate 80 liters/21 US gallons of worm castings. During the initial setup ...
I was told that compost worms can’t live in soil. How do the worms aerate and get nutrients to the soil around the subpod if they can’t survive there?
In nature composting worms live in the top layer of a forest floor, which is high in organic matter. In other words, they need high amounts of organic matter (your food scraps) to thrive. Subpod creates this environment, and in the beginning, your ...
If I had the Subpod underground, do I need to take out my compost or can it just be in there decomposing?
The Subpod is designed to sit about ¾ underground and about 1/4 above ground to insure good airflow for making the very best compost and keeping the worms healthy. The food waste you add to the Subpod is converted to high quality worm casting ...
Once the compost is in do you need to turn it over ? Or it just rots down and then you scoop it out ?
The magic behind Subpod is that you aerating (turning it) every time you feed it, this is a simple process that takes about 60 seconds. Although Subpod feeds the surrounding soil, eventually it will fill up (6-12months) at that point the lid is large ...
Can I compost beer waste in the Subpod? I’m going to be brewing my own beer and there is leftover waste from hops, yeast and some liquids.
Yes, you can definitely compost your beer waste in the Subpod. It can be good worm food provided you pay attention to a couple of points. At the initial stage of making the wort; the hops and spent grain or residual malt extract can go in, just be ...